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A new CNC vertical machining centre will form pride of place at Grimsby based Centre Line Machining Ltd thanks to a grant from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Regional Growth Fund’s Growing the Humber programme.

Centre Line Machining Ltd specialises in precision engineering using a range of materials, for a range of industries which currently include food manufacturing, oil and gas, packaging and the freezer industries. Formed in 2008, the company has bucked the trend of decline during the economic downturn, and now has a portfolio of national, international and blue chip customers.

Philip Greensmith, Director of the company, said, “Growing customer demand meant we had to take a fresh look at our processes to make sure we could meet their needs. Part of the evaluation found buying this machine meant we could bring a service in house that had previously been contracted out and put us in charge of delivery timescales. We’ve also been able to tender for several new contracts, thanks to the Regional Growth Fund grant.”

As part of the business growth, the company expects to be able to recruit a fully skilled engineer to support the current team.

Councillor Ray Oxby, portfolio holder for regeneration, said, “Support for these types of projects is what the Regional Growth Fund is all about – it’s amazing how a small intervention and injection of cash can help companies realise their capacity and take advantage of the opportunities around.”